Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 6

Sanskrit Verse


न चैतद्विद्म: कतरन्नो गरीयो
यद्वा जयेम यदि वा नो जयेयु: |
यानेव हत्वा न जिजीविषाम
स्तेऽवस्थिता: प्रमुखे धार्तराष्ट्रा: ||

Transliteration


Na chaitadvidmah kataranno gareeyo
yadvaa jayema yadi vaa no jayeyuh
yaaneva hatvaa na jijeevishaamas
te-avasthitaah pramukhe dhaartaraashtraah

English Translation


We do not even know which is better for us, Conquering them or being conquered by them, (After) killing whom we do not wish to live
those sons of Dhritarashtra are standing (in the battlefield) facing us

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Arjuna

Glossary

NaNot
ChaAlso
EtatThis
VidmahWe know
KataratWhich
NahFor us
GareeyahBetter, preferable
Yat vaaWhether; yat=that, va=ord
JayemaWe may conquer
YadiIf
NahUs
JayeyuhThey may conquer
YaanWhom
EvaEven
HatvaaBy killing; after killing, having killed
NaNot
JijeevshaamahWe desire to live; we wish to live; we desire to live
TeThey, those
AvasthitaahAre standing; situated
PramukheFacing us; in the front
DhaartaraashtraahThe sons of Dhritarashtra